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Shrek the Musical


The cast of Shrek the Musical UK and Ireland Tour 2023-4 Photography Credit Marc Brenner


Shrek The Musical, at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 30 January 2024 – 4 February 2024.

Preview by Arabella Neville-Rolfe

Featuring all the classic characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated film and the iconic songs and story from David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori’s original musical, Shrek The Musical comes to The Belgrade Theatre from 30 January until 4 February with a press performance on Tuesday 30 January.


Leave your troubles Far Far Away and come join the adventure as Shrek and Donkey endeavour to complete their quest of defeating the dragon and saving Princess Fiona. Featuring fabulous songs including ‘I'm A Believer’, ‘Big Bright Beautiful World’ and ’I Know It’s Today’. Shrek the Musical has cemented itself as the musical extravaganza for big kids and little kids alike.


Brandon Lee Sears (Donkey), Antony Lawrence (Shrek) and Joanne Clifton (Fiona) in Shrek the Musical UK and Ireland Tour 2023-4 Photography Credit Marc Brenner.


The official Dreamworks production barrels into the Belgrade Theatre with a Shrek-tacular principal cast line up including Antony Lawrence (The Lion King, International Tour, Mary Poppins, UK Tour and Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre/RSC) as Shrek, Joanne Clifton (Strictly Come Dancing, ITV) as Princess Fiona, James Gillan (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre) as Lord Farquaad, Brandon Lee Sears (Dreamgirls, UK Tour, Be More Chill, Shaftesbury Theatre and Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre) as Donkey, and rising star Cherece Richards (Once on This Island, Regent’s Park Theatre) who is making her debut in a principal role as the Dragon.


The ensemble cast of Shrek the Musical are Leo Abad, Scotty Armstrong, Imogen Bailey, Jabari Braham, Georgie Buckland, Natasha Cayabyab, Mark D’Arcy, Jonathan David Dudley, Remi Ferdinand, Sonny Grieveson, Edward Leigh, Bethany Kate, Jessica Lim, Andile Mabhena, Bronte MacMillan, India Thornton. With Talia Duff, Gabriela Gregorian, Rory Shafford and Jamie Jonathan completing the full line-up.


The cast of Shrek the Musical UK and Ireland Tour 2023-4 Photography Credit Marc Brenner.


The creative team who have joined forces to re-create the world of Shrek the Musical includes director and choreographer Nick Winston (Bonnie and Clyde, Arts Theatre; Beauty and the Beast, UK tour), co-director Sam Holmes (Club Tropicana the Musical) and set and costume designer Philip Witcomb (Bonnie & Clyde, Garrick Theatre; Jack & The Beanstalk, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham). Further creative team includes Lighting Design by Ben Cracknel, Sound Design Ben Harrison, Projection Design by Nina Dunn, Puppet Design by Jimmy Grimes with casting by Jim Arnold.

For more details and to book tickets: https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/shrek-the-musical


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